Before the coronavirus outbreak, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas was making about three dozen deliveries a day.
But with dispensaries only permitted to offer delivery service after nonessential businesses were ordered closed, Thrive is making several hundred deliveries a day.
“Previously, deliveries were a very small portion of our business,” said Ashley Blackwood, director of compliance for Thrive. “We used to have a very small fleet, but we’ve since doubled, tripled and quadrupled it. We’ll continue to increase the drivers we have on the road as well as increasing the area in which we serve. It’s been challenging to keep up this rapid pace.”
Thrive, which operates two other dispensaries in the valley, is making all its deliveries from its North Las Vegas store.
While Thrive does its own deliveries, a number of dispensaries in Las Vegas contract with a delivery service called BlackbirdGo, which operates in Nevada and California.
Blackbird spokesman Jamal Barghouti said the increased demand has pushed normal delivery time from a couple of hours to up to 36 hours. [Read more at Las Vegas Sun]